The Great Dying of Thermometers

By Jo Nova

It’s like watching the lights go out over the West. Sinan Unur has mapped the surface stations into a beautiful animation. His is 4 minutes long and spans from 1701-2010. I’ve taken some of his snapshots and strung them into a 10 second animation.

You can see as development spreads across the world that more and more places are reporting temperatures. It’s obvious how well documented temperatures were (once) in the US. The decay of the system in the last 20 years is stark.

For details on just how sinister the vanishing of data records is, see my previous post on Anthony Watts and Joe D’Aleo’s extraordinary summary of Policy Driven Deception.

Sinan points out that people might not realize that many thermometers haven’t actually disappeared – they are often still collecting data – it’s just that their records are not being included in the “global” compilations. Though, as Watts and D’Aleo point out, sometimes these forgotten thermometers are still used to calculate the baseline averages.

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13 Responses to The Great Dying of Thermometers

  1. Rob N. Hood May 25, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    What about the great dying that is happening to animal and plant life in the Gulf of Mexico??!! This appears to be another huge tragedy, and that, along with all the other tragedies that have been piling up in the last decade I’m starting to reconsider the End Times hysteria.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD May 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

      Oh, and that’s relevent to this story how?

  2. Hal Groar June 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    Rob is a headline reader. This one zipped through the “thermostats aren’t alive” filter in his brain. I find this interesting. How else could Mann get the figures he wanted. Truly amazing.

  3. paul wenum June 3, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    The “End Times” will come when you actually post your own original thoughts, not others. Man, I hope you don’t start thinking. Sorry, Rob, that was “Tough in Cheek,” however very true actually.

  4. Rob N. Hood June 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh, yes so very sadly true in your own mind, I know. It was difficult for you to insult me- gosh, what a guy! (tear falling on the keyboard)…

  5. paul wenum June 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Sounds like a song? Start thinking reality and how to make it better my friend without chastising others with no formal plan. Blather doesn’t cut it.

  6. Rob N. Hood June 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Projecting, again, yourself onto others.

  7. paul wenum June 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    I get your dander up don’t I my friend. Discourse is good.

  8. Rob N. Hood June 13, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    You do not actually engage in discourse. Your side hardly ever does. You lecture, blame, demonize, and denigrate.

  9. paul wenum June 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    According to you “degenerates” don’t. Correct?

  10. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    Nope. Want to put words in my mouth again?

  11. paul wenum June 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Just like you my friend.

  12. Rob N. Hood June 21, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    You must have been a master debater in school…

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